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Naysayer

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We live and we thrive only by the permission of others. Even the ostensibly powerful can feel powerless, finding themselves living at the mercy of those they control. Naysayer is about these relationships.

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released November 18, 2014

All lyrics, music and production by Chris George

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People Person Santa Barbara, California

Chris George is People Person. He lives in Santa Barbara writing and recording music that is, like, profound and meaningful or something.

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Track Name: People Person Goes to Washington
Can’t sleep at night
Living this lie
Hiding in plain sight behind
My suit and tie
Still I'll survive
The prying of less perceptive eyes

The emperor wears no clothes
But so long as nobody knows
I'll be fine, just fine
I’ll be fine

Stop and go
Red, green and yellow
All you know
Is how to follow
In my steps
I've left clues
Just so you know
This path is doomed

The emperor wears no clothes
But so long as nobody knows
I'll be fine, just fine
I’ll be fine

Broken promises
Are a thing of the past
I've got solutions
To bring all your smiles back

To bring your smile back
To bring your smile back

The emperor wears no clothes
But so long as nobody knows
I'll be fine, just fine
I’ll be fine

Living in the shadows
Living in the shadows
Track Name: Call Me Skeptical
I'm not convinced
By your foaming white, flapping mouth
Or righteous shouts that bellow out
I'm not convinced, I'm not convinced

And the rabble rang, following me:
I'm going my way, don't care what you say
Anymore, don't care what you have in store
I'm going my way, don't care what you say
Missing the irony, missing the irony they sang

I'm not impressed
By your soap box stature and rehearsed hand gestures
Without which you'd be met with laughter
I'm not impressed, I'm not impressed

And the rabble rang, following me:
I'm going my way, don't care what you say
Anymore, don't care what you have in store
I'm going my way, don't care what you say
Missing the irony, missing the irony, they sang
Oh they sang, following me

Should I be confused?
(They’re singing to me)
Or should I be amused?
(Keep singing to me)
I came with my questions
(My questions and questions)
And left without answers
(I’m dying for answers)
And a crowd at my feet
(They’re basically crawling)

Followers following me
I'm going my way, don't care what you say
Anymore, don't care what you're fighting for
I'm going my way, don't care what you say
All I want is peace, just let me be
I'm going my way, don't care what you say
Missing the irony, missing the irony they sang
Oh they sang, following me
Track Name: The Blind May Lead the Blind
No doubt, someday I’ll run out of things to sing
When I know enough to know
I never knew a damn thing

But until that day
I’ll let my voice continue to ring
Falling in and out of key
Falling in and out of key

For the blind may lead the blind
To that city of gold, El Dorado
But they’ll walk right by, walk right by

If you open me up and pry through my guts
Try to find where I've been hiding my love
Don’t be surprised
When there's nothing left inside
But for a faint glimmer of light
To dim until its my time to die

Do you raise your sign
To clear your anxious mind
Of all the nonsense
You were brought up to believe?

Cause I think someday you’ll look back and laugh
At all that nonsense that you preached
That you yourself had used to deceive

For the blind may lead the blind
To that city of gold, El Dorado
But they’ll walk right by, walk right by

If you open me up and pry through my guts
Try to find where I've been hiding my love
Don’t be surprised
When there's nothing left inside
But for a faint glimmer of light
To dim until its my time to die

I'd let you in if only I knew that you'd stay
By my side, through the day
Past the night as the dark breaks
In the morning but I know that you won’t
So I'll stay right here on my own
Stay right here on my own
Track Name: Say Uncle
Waiting for me in that corner of yours
Curled up in a ball like a dog for the past 24 hours
It’s past due that you gave up your friends
The names we crave or it’s the hose again

You know that I know that you know
Tell us everything and we’ll let you go

Caught in a foxhole not a week ago
Out of ammo and looking pitiful
I stood there laughing, looking down at you
As you sat and envied the fallen troops

You know that I know that you know
Tell us everything and we’ll let you go

Even with my hands around your throat
You smile at me like it’s all a joke
Like a martyr fighting for something greater than himself
Like a sadist with an axe to grind

Months have past but nothing has changed
I’m still the one outside the cage
You stare at me with those stone cold eyes
Determined not to be the first of us to die

You know that I know that you know
Tell us everything and we’ll let you go

Even with my hands around your throat
You smile at me like it’s all a joke
Like a martyr fighting for something greater than himself
Like a sadist with an axe to grind
Even with my hands around your throat
You smile at me like it’s all a joke
Like a child who has made his parents so proud
Like a prophet who just proved to be right

Why won’t you give in?
Why won’t you cry?
Tell us what we want to hear
And this can end tonight

Everyone breaks eventually
There’s no shame in defeat
Who’s to say what’s right?
No, not I

Even with my hands around your throat
You smile at me like it’s all a joke
Like a martyr fighting for something greater than himself
Like a sadist with an axe to grind
Even with my hands around your throat
You smile at me like it’s all a joke
Like a sinner who just asked his God for help
Like a corpse buried absolved of his crimes
Track Name: Live Nude People Person
Now that my secrets are yours
It’s your turn to explore
All that I know that keeps me unsure
There are poisons inside
All these thoughts in my mind
That I spit from my mouth to survive
So I live to perform
To open old sores
Make sounds you’ve never heard before
Keep it fresh
There are fans to impress
With my songs and my dress
And I’ll empty my lungs
Taking away your breath

I feel naked when I play for you
Like I’ve stripped my clothes away
And when I begin to sing
In and out of tune
Peel back my skin
It’s my soul up on display

Put me up on that stage
Shine a spotlight on my face
Where I can’t escape
So my words may impress
Straight from my heart I express
While it beats in my chest
Like a drum till my death
Until there’s nothing left

I feel naked when I play for you
Like I’ve stripped my clothes away
And when I begin to sing
In and out of tune
Peel back my skin
It’s my soul up on display

Let’s be more honest
I write honest to God lies
Distorted reflections
Seen in this mirror of mine
Perceptions are biased by the spirit of our time
These are just mere stories
Embellished to make sense of my life
Created my fiction
And you watched me sing it through a mic
You watched me, you watched me sing
And watched me sing it through a mic